National Michigan Day - January 19
Thu, Jan 18, 2024

National Michigan Day

National Michigan Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to Michigan. Celebrated January 18th. This state is one of the favorite tourist destinations, as only here you can enjoy the breathtaking views of large lakes and small inland ponds. The nature of Michigan in any case will be remembered for a long time!


The name of the state fully reflects its features. It comes from the French transcription of the word “mishigami”, which can be translated as “big water”. The largest city in the state of Michigan is Detroit, although its capital is Lansing.

The history of the state is connected with the French colonists who discovered large deposits of iron and copper in its modern territory in the 1800s. Michigan soon became a major industrial center. The state has grown rapidly over the course of the century. For the convenience of moving through the Gulf of Mexico, ferries were launched. In 1957, the third longest suspension bridge was built there, which connected the two sides.

In general, the 20th century was marked by a serious increase in the population of Michigan. People came here from all over the world. The shipbuilding, automobile, logging and other industries were actively developing. The state did not experience serious problems during the Second World War, as the best engineers and workers who switched to the production of military products concentrated here.

Interesting facts

  • Today, Michigan hosts three of the largest automotive corporations – GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler.
  • The state is usually associated with jazz music. Michigan has become home to many famous performers, including S. Robinson, D. Ross, S. Wonder and many others.
  • Animals such as wolverines are common in the state. For this, the locals call Michigan the “Wolverine State.”

How to celebrate

Visit the state on National Michigan Day for some of the biggest celebrations. Congratulate friends and acquaintances who live in this state. Find out more interesting information about Michigan and share it with your family and friends.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Share your impressions of your first trip to Michigan.

When is National Michigan Day celebrated in 2024?

National Michigan Day is observed on January 18 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday January 18 2024
Saturday January 18 2025
Sunday January 18 2026
Monday January 18 2027

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